Global Health Initiative Workshop: Acute Disaster Relief, September 26, 2012

Subject:  Acute Disaster Relief Workshop
Date: Wednesday September 26, 2012
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm (food at 6:30, workshop starts at 7:00)
Speaker: Dr. Karen Joughin
Location: Vancouver = MSAC (at the corner of Heather St and 12th Ave)
Victoria = MSB 131
Prince George = NHSC 9-374

Kelowna = HSC 148 & KGH 228

RSVP here

Brief outline: 

Dr. Joughin was a member of the Queensland Health team sent to Banda Aceh, Indonesia three weeks after the Boxing Day Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.  This experience impressed on her the importance of organized and coordinated disaster relief work. She will share lessons learned through this experience, with specific focus on conducting needs assessments, working together with locals, and being culturally and politically cognizant.

Speaker biography:

Dr. Karen Joughin graduated from medical school at Dalhousie University in 1984.  She interned as a family medicine resident in Saskatchewan, did two years of general surgery training and then completed the plastic surgery residency training program at Dalhousie University in 1989.  Her clinical fellowships and subsequent surgical practices in several Canadian provinces and in Australia have focused on microsurgery, peripheral nerve surgery and hand surgery.  She has a Master’s Degree in Medical Education from the University of Calgary and a PhD from The University of Queensland, Australia (studying surgical errors).  She participates in the Australia and New Zealand Burn Association’s global health initiative to disseminate and provide long-term support for the delivery of the Emergency Management of Severe Burns course in developed and developing nations.

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